The all-new 2011 Hyundai Elantra

Discussion in 'In the News' started by xcel, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    My best round-trip commute was 95 mpg, and this is rated 3 mpg better. ;)
     
  2. wokwithm

    wokwithm Well-Known Member

    The Auto press have been calling the "Mini" Sonata. IMO, it looks better than the Sonata.
    Just imagine what would've happened if Hyundai didn't Dump-Priced their cars back in the mid-80's. That marketing decision probably set the Global Compact Car Market back 6-years of good competition.
     
  3. msirach

    msirach Well-Known Member

    All the manufacturers have made some major mistakes over the last decade. Some have been worse than others, but most have seemed to realize their own mistakes as well as others to start changing with the evolving market.

    Hyundai has been the one that has made an outstanding leap in their design and it just keeps getting better with each new model.
     
  4. Nevyn

    Nevyn Well-Known Member

    How short is the 6th gear, is the REAL question. They say the interior is *ALMOST* as large as a Nissan Maxima.
     
  5. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    I don't know, but the Sonata is 2000 rpm at 60 mph.
     
  6. seftonm

    seftonm Veteran Staff Member

    So many good small cars about to come out. Cruze Eco, Elantra, Focus, etc. Only 7 months ago when I was car shopping, these were all still relatively unknown and there wasn't a whole lot worth considering imo. Exciting to see manufacturers starting to pay more attention to the compact segment.
     
  7. atlaw4u

    atlaw4u Well-Known Member

    I would also add Kia to that list - Hyundai's little brother.
     
  8. wokwithm

    wokwithm Well-Known Member

    Hyundai for one had to revamp themselves in the late 90's to built Quality cars or else they wouldn't have a chance to survive if they want to play with the big boys, ie. Toyota and Honda.
    Ford on the other hand didn't believe that the American Public care for good small cars and stop updating their line of Focus and Fiesta even though their European counterpart had been working hard for the last 10 years. Only now that they finally take account of the market and import their Counterpart's compact line.

    And that goes for the GM and Chrysler as well. What ever happen to the Profits that they made from the Trucks and SUV in the last 10 years. None of which went to R&D for Fuel Efficient Cars and Trucks. Most of the current Advancements for the ICE's came from Japan and Europe.
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2010
  9. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Super Moderator Staff Member

    29 City.

    Blah blah blah.
     
  10. Nevyn

    Nevyn Well-Known Member

  11. SentraSE-R

    SentraSE-R Pishtaco

    I'm retired. Sign me up!

    We've got three Elantras in our family, with the oldest a '94. They've all been reliable. It's great to see Hyundai's star rising.
     
  12. Nevyn

    Nevyn Well-Known Member

    I've got an 04. Sign me up for PA, if you come through it.
     
  13. herm

    herm Well-Known Member

    Just time for a possible oil shock if the economy recovers..Lots of 40mpg cars replacing 22mpg gas guzzlers.
     
  14. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    I just finished designing and rendering the 2011 Hyundai Elantra video from the 2011 LA Auto Show showing the exterior.

    It looks even better in person.

    [flash]http://www.youtube.com/v/ZLOvM6QPJFI?fs=1[/flash]

    Wayne
     
  15. Nevyn

    Nevyn Well-Known Member

    Some folks already have their hands on new ones off the dealer lots!

    [flash]http://www.youtube.com/v/Q6YFkJ5CYPM?fs=1[/flash]

    [flash]http://www.youtube.com/v/wNzXhsY-qZc?fs=1[/flash]

    Nevyn
     
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  16. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Nevyn:

    Lucky them as they picked up a hell of a car from our short time behind the wheel of a number of static models :)

    Wayne
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2010
  17. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Nevyn:

    Sorry I missed your previous question(s)...

    The (final * 6th gear ratio) difference between the 6-speed MT (0.633 * 4.333) and the AT (0.774 * 3.065) is somewhat small but still significant 2.743 (MT) vs. 2.372 (AT). Tire sizes also have a big impact.

    2011 Hyundai Elantra - Preliminary estimates regarding RPM at 60 mph

    Column1Column2Column3Column4Column5Column6Column7
    Tire SizeTransmissions TypeTire Diameter (in)6th Gear ratioFinal Drive RatioTire Circumference (ft.)RPM’s at 60 mph
    P195/65R156-speed AT250.7743.0656.551913.8
    P205/55HR166-speed AT23.90.7743.0656.262001.9
    P215/45HR176-speed AT24.60.7743.0656.441944.9
    P195/65R156-speed MT250.6334.3336.552212.7
    P205/55HR166-speed MT23.90.6334.3336.262314.5
    P215/45HR176-speed MT24.60.6334.3336.442248.6

    Wayne
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2011
  18. Nevyn

    Nevyn Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that info! Something seems off though. 6.5 in circumference, but 25 in diameter? What am I misunderstanding about tires? I'm sure there's something I don't get.
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2010
  19. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Nevyn:

    The tire circumference spec is in feet.

    Wayne
     

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